That’s not really a problem. The last two years of my wife’s life I did it Complete with hospital bed and wheelchair. Fortunately for me insurance covered transportation. From the picture you seem to be a little lighter than she was. Oh we had two felines but I grew up with at least one dog around.
@Janet7 and @Skylark having these disabilities have challenged me to ask, even think of what that would look like in a friend. I have never experienced it. @Janet7 the giggles we would have! Lol. No one really gets that intimacy anymore in friendships - we have that so lacking in these days. It’s made me think more and deeper as to how Jesus truly said love yourself as your neighbors. As your friend. We kind do what’s comfortable. Or how society gages. My PSW says perhaps one reason is how it would look if a girl friend helped me - would people think we are gay? The judgements or assumptions? People super careful now. I had people think that my daughter and I were “partners.” So I never really thought of how society would even consider. It was different and definitely a good discussion with my PSW today. Can’t we just have close friendships and not have to worry about all that? Explaining etc. So she thought maybe that’s why some of my friends just wouldn’t.
It does not sound weird to me, although I don’t know what zoom means… but the carrying and assisting and all doesn’t seem weird to a friend. I would not care if others people thought something off base… just shows where their mind is.
Your Sully looks like such a sweetheart. I am alone with critters 99% of the time. It is awesome to get out sometimes–did that yesterday to visit with my daughter and granddaughter a few hours away–and I can relate to wishing for a friend.
I might actually be able to pick you up. I have a dog with hip dysplasia about 80 that I can pick up in a pinch. I toted my 50 lb blind dog around often and built up muscles. LOL. I weigh about 143.
I’d do that. I’d love to hang out including helping you out. Hopefully people would realize you’re just hanging out with a friend and have enough deduction skills to figure out you kinda need some help.
I hope you don’t take this wrong @Lya but after working with 22+ children at a time, being a nurse, mother and working at veterinary clinics , pretty sure we’d be great friends and team together
Aw, I missed this topic somehow @Lya. I would do it. Before 2020 I used to meet up with two college roommates a couple times a year, one of which had severe back pain issues resulting from scoliosis surgery in her teens. When we would go out I was usually pushing the wheelchair since my other roommate has balance issues related to CP.
Several years ago when my daughter with CP was about 40+ pounds, she wanted to go on a “mountain” hike at camp to see the view from the top. I found a backpack carrier and within a couple hours the next time at camp we did it! That reminds me of a story/ministry I came across after that, WeCarryKevan. More impressive than the backpack carrier he and his friends designed was the sacrificial friendship offered as they carried him on a trek through Europe, no wheelchair.